47 U.S. Code § 609 - Short title

This chapter may be cited as the “Communications Act of 1934.”

Source

(June 19, 1934, ch. 652, title VII, § 709, formerly title VI, § 609,48 Stat. 1105; renumbered title VII, § 709,Pub. L. 98–549, § 6(a),Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2804.)
References in Text

This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning act June 19, 1934, ch. 652, 48 Stat. 1064, known as the Communications Act of 1934, which enacted this chapter, amended section 35 of this title, section 21 of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, section 487 of former Title 46, Shipping, and sections 1, 2, 5, and 15 of former Title 49, Transportation, and repealed sections 484 to 487 of former Title 46. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
Short Title of 2010 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–331, § 1,Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3572, provided that: “This Act [amending section 227 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Truth in Caller ID Act of 2009’.”
Pub. L. 111–311, § 1,Dec. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 3294, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 621 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act’ or the ‘CALM Act’.”
Pub. L. 111–260, § 1(a),Oct. 8, 2010, 124 Stat. 2751, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 615c and 616 to 620 of this title, amending sections 153, 225, 303, 330, 402, 503, 610, and 613 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 153, 303, 613, and 619 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010’.”
Short Title of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–4, § 1,Feb. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 112, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 309 and 337 of this title and enacting and amending provisions set out as notes under section 309 of this title] may be cited as the ‘DTV Delay Act’.”
Short Title of 2008 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–295, § 1,July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2972, provided that: “This Act [amending provisions set out as a note under section 309 of this title] may be cited as the ‘DTV Transition Assistance Act’.”
Pub. L. 110–283, § 1,July 23, 2008, 122 Stat. 2620, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 615a–1 of this title and amending sections 222, 615a, 615b, and 942 of this title] may be cited as the ‘New and Emerging Technologies 911 Improvement Act of 2008’ or the ‘NET 911 Improvement Act of 2008’.”
Short Title of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–108, § 1,Oct. 31, 2007, 121 Stat. 1024, provided that: “This Act [enacting and amending provisions set out as notes under section 151 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007’.”
Short Title of 2006 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–459, § 1,Dec. 22, 2006, 120 Stat. 3399, provided that: “This Act [enacting and repealing provisions set out as notes under section 201 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Call Home Act of 2006’.”
Pub. L. 109–235, § 1,June 15, 2006, 120 Stat. 491, provided that: “This Act [amending section 503 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2005’.”
Short Title of 2005 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–21, § 1,July 9, 2005, 119 Stat. 359, provided that: “This Act [amending section 227 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 227 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Junk Fax Prevention Act of 2005’.”
Short Title of 2004 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–435, § 1,Dec. 3, 2004, 118 Stat. 2615, provided that: “This Act [enacting and amending provisions set out as notes under section 151 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act’.”
Short Title of 2002 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–195, § 1,June 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 715, provided that: “This Act [amending section 309 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 309 and 337 of this title, amending provisions set out as a note under section 337 of this title, and repealing provisions set out as a note under section 309 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Auction Reform Act of 2002’.”
Short Title of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–75, § 1,Nov. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 703, provided that: “This Act [amending provisions set out as a note under section 151 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act’.”
Short Title of 2000 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(4) [div. B, title XVII, § 1731], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–350, provided that: “This subtitle [subtitle C (§§ 1731–1733) of title XVII of div. B of H.R. 5666, as enacted by section 1(a)(4) ofPub. L. 106–554, amending section 254 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 254 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Neighborhood Children’s Internet Protection Act’.”
Short Title of 1999 Amendments

Pub. L. 106–113, div. B, § 1000(a)(9) [title V, § 5008(a)], Nov. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 1536, 1501A–594, provided that: “This section [amending section 336 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 336 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Community Broadcasters Protection Act of 1999’.”
Pub. L. 106–81, § 1,Oct. 26, 1999, 113 Stat. 1286, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 615 to 615b of this title, amending sections 222 and 251 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 615 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Wireless Communications and Public Safety Act of 1999’.”
Short Title of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title XIV, § 1401,Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–736, provided that: “This title [enacting section 231 of this title, amending sections 223 and 230 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 223 and 231 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Child Online Protection Act’.”
Short Title of 1996 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–104, § 1(a),Feb. 8, 1996, 110 Stat. 56, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 160, 161, 222, 230, 251 to 261, 271 to 276, 336, 363, 549, 560, 561, 571 to 573, 613, and 614 of this title and section 79z–5c of Title 15, Commerce and Trade, amending sections 151, 153 to 155, 204, 208, 214, 220, 221, 223 to 225, 228, 302a, 303, 305, 307 to 310, 312, 319, 330, 332, 360, 382, 385, 402, 522, 531 to 534, 537, 541 to 544a, 548, 552, 556, 557, 559, and 605 of this title, sections 18, 79, 79z–6, and 5714 of Title 15, and sections 1462, 1465, and 2422 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and sections 151 to 153, 156, 157, 204, 214, 223, 228, 303, 308, 332, 534, 543, and 561 of this title and section 1462 of Title 18] may be cited as the ‘Telecommunications Act of 1996’.”
Pub. L. 104–104, title V, § 501,Feb. 8, 1996, 110 Stat. 133, provided that: “This title [enacting sections 230, 560, and 561 of this title, amending sections 223, 303, 330, 531, 532, and 559 of this title and sections 1462, 1465, and 2422 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 223, 303, and 561 of this title and section 1462 of Title 18] may be cited as the ‘Communications Decency Act of 1996’.”
Short Title of 1992 Amendments

Pub. L. 102–385, § 1,Oct. 5, 1992, 106 Stat. 1460, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 334, 335, 534 to 537, 544a, 548, and 555a of this title, amending sections 325, 332, 522, 532, 533, 541 to 544, 546, 551 to 555, and 558 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 325, 521, 531, 543, and 554 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992’.”
Pub. L. 102–356, § 1,Aug. 26, 1992, 106 Stat. 949, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 303b, 391, 393, and 396 of this title, enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 303 and 396 of this title, and repealing provisions set out as a note under section 303 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Telecommunications Act of 1992’.”
Short Title of 1991 Amendment

Pub. L. 102–243, § 1,Dec. 20, 1991, 105 Stat. 2394, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 227 of this title, amending sections 152 and 331 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 227 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991’.”
Short Title of 1990 Amendments

Pub. L. 101–437, § 1,Oct. 17, 1990, 104 Stat. 996, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 303a, 303b, and 394 of this title, amending section 397 of this title, renumbering former section 394 of this title as section 393a, and enacting provisions set out as notes under this section and sections 303a and 394 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Children’s Television Act of 1990’.”
Pub. L. 101–437, title II, § 201,Oct. 17, 1990, 104 Stat. 997, provided that: “This title [enacting section 394 of this title, amending section 397 of this title, renumbering former section 394 of this title as section 393a, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 394 of this title] may be cited as the ‘National Endowment for Children’s Educational Television Act of 1990’.”
Pub. L. 101–435, § 1,Oct. 17, 1990, 104 Stat. 986, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 226 of this title and provisions set out as a note under section 226 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Telephone Operator Consumer Services Improvement Act of 1990’.”
Pub. L. 101–431, § 1,Oct. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 960, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 303 and 330 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 303 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Television Decoder Circuitry Act of 1990’.”
Pub. L. 101–396, § 1,Sept. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 848, provided: “That this Act [enacting section 333 of this title, amending sections 154, 156, 203, 303, 310, and 503 of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 154 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Communications Commission Authorization Act of 1990’.”
Short Title of 1988 Amendments

Pub. L. 100–626, § 1,Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3207, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 391, 396, 398, 399, and 605 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 391 and 396 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Telecommunications Act of 1988’.”
Pub. L. 100–594, § 1,Nov. 3, 1988, 102 Stat. 3021, provided that: “This Act [amending sections 154 to 156, 158, 204, 208, and 405 of this title and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 154 and 156 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Communications Commission Authorization Act of 1988’.”
Pub. L. 100–394, § 1,Aug. 16, 1988, 102 Stat. 976, provided: “That this Act [amending section 610 of this title and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 610 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988’.”
Short Title of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–549, § 1(a),Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2779, provided that: “This Act [enacting subchapter V–A of this chapter and section 611 of this title, amending sections 152, 224, 309, and 605 of this title, section 2511 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and section 1805 of Title 50, War and National Defense, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 521, 543, and 605 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984’.”
Short Title of 1983 Amendments

Pub. L. 98–214, § 1,Dec. 8, 1983, 97 Stat. 1467, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 157 of this title, amending sections 154, 156, 223, 310, 316, 396, and 503 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 156, 223, and 303 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal Communications Commission Authorization Act of 1983’.”
Pub. L. 97–410, § 1,Jan. 3, 1983, 96 Stat. 2043, provided: “That this Act [enacting section 610 of this title, amending section 734 of this title, enacting provisions set out as a note under section 610 of this title, and amending provisions set out as a note under section 396 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Telecommunications for the Disabled Act of 1982’.”
Short Title of 1982 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–259, title I, § 101,Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1087, provided that: “This title [enacting sections 332 and 510 of this title, amending sections 153, 154, 155, 224, 301, 302a, 303, 304, 307, 309, 311, 312, 319, 402, 405, 408, 503, and 605 of this title and section 1114 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 302a of this title] may be cited as the ‘Communications Amendments Act of 1982’.”
Short Title of 1981 Amendments

Pub. L. 97–130, § 1, Dec 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1687, provided that: “This Act [amending section 222 of this title and section 1017 of Title 45, Railroads, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 222 of this title and section 1017 of Title 45] may be referred to as the ‘Record Carrier Competition Act of 1981’.”
Pub. L. 97–35, title XII, § 1221,Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 725, provided that: “This chapter [chapter 1 (§§ 1221–1234) of subtitle B of title XII of Pub. L. 97–35, enacting sections 399a and 399b of this title, amending sections 391, 392, 396, 397, and 399 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 396 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Broadcasting Amendments Act of 1981’.”
Short Title of 1978 Amendments

Pub. L. 95–567, § 1,Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2405, provided: “That this Act [enacting section 395 of this title, amending sections 390 to 392, 393, 394, and 396 to 398 of this title, repealing sections 392a and 395 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 390, 392, and 396 of this title and section 5316 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees] may be cited as the ‘Public Telecommunications Financing Act of 1978’.”
Pub. L. 95–234, § 1,Feb. 21, 1978, 92 Stat. 33, provided: “That this Act [enacting section 224 of this title, amending sections 152, 503, and 504 of this title, repealing section 510 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as a note under section 152 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Communications Act Amendments of 1978’.”
Short Title of 1976 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–309, § 1,June 5, 1976, 90 Stat. 683, provided: “That this Act [enacting section 392a of this title and amending sections 390, 391, 392, 395, 397, and 399 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Educational Broadcasting Facilities and Telecommunications Demonstration Act of 1976’.”
Short Title of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–192, § 1,Dec. 31, 1975, 89 Stat. 1099, provided: “That this Act [amending sections 396 and 397 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Broadcasting Financing Act of 1975’.”
Short Title of 1971 Amendment

Pub. L. 92–131, § 1,Sept. 30, 1971, 85 Stat. 363, provided that: “This Act [amending section 410 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Federal-State Communications Joint Board Act’.”
Short Title of 1970 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–437, § 1,Oct. 7, 1970, 84 Stat. 888, provided: “That this Act [amending section 396 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Broadcasting Financing Act of 1970’.”
Short Title of 1969 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–97, § 1,Oct. 27, 1969, 83 Stat. 146, provided: “That this Act [amending sections 391 and 396 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Educational Television and Radio Amendments of 1969’.”
Short Title of 1967 Amendment

Pub. L. 90–129, § 1,Nov. 7, 1967, 81 Stat. 365, provided: “That this Act [enacting sections 396, 398, and 399 of this title, amending sections 390 to 395 and 397 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 390 and 392 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Public Broadcasting Act of 1967’.”
Short Title of 1960 Amendment

Pub. L. 86–752, § 1,Sept. 13, 1960, 74 Stat. 889, provided that: “This Act [enacting sections 508 and 509 of this title, amending sections 154, 307, 309, 311, 312, 313, 317, 319, 405, 503, and 504 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under sections 309 and 405 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Communications Act Amendments, 1960’.”
Short Title of 1952 Amendment

Act July 16, 1952, ch. 879, § 1,66 Stat. 711, provided that: “This Act [enacting section 1343 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure, amending sections 153 to 155, 307 to 312, 315, 316, 319, 402, 405, 409, and 410 of this title, and enacting provisions set out as notes under section 153 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Communications Act Amendments, 1952’.”

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